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TI Life Happenings in August

TI Life Happenings in August

When we published this August issue, we just learned of the fire on August 14th, on Wellesley Island at the corner of St. Lawrence Avenue and Rainbow Street east, home of the Guzzle. Our thoughts are with all those whose summer-lives are touched by this tragic event. Luckily there were no injuries, however the Park lost its Fire Station and equipment. I find the footage difficult to watch, but it is important...
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life Happenings in February ‘14

TI Life Happenings in February ‘14

Open this article to go for a walk on black ice with Kenny Brabant or see “1000 Reasons to do Business in Gananoque”. Get ready to take your snowmobile on a popular winter trail and think what it is like to be a farmer on Wellesley Island. Plus a dozen photographs…
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life for the Holidays

TI Life for the Holidays

Thanks for putting a Thousand Islands in your life in 2013 and we wish you and your family a happy and joyous 2014. The...
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life in March ‘13

TI Life in March ‘13

Do you want wind turbines near your island home? Do you worry about water levels? This article provides some thoughts. We also introduce new contributors and share photographs of those places you like the most! It is our largest issue to date.
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life in January ‘13

TI Life in January ‘13

This is one of our most ambitious issues… 13 articles… over 130 photographs, special videos including one created on YouTube for TI Life, Seaway 2012, history, an excursion, a book review… and the launch of RiverQuest...Then, ever wonder what was here before? We introduce new Facebook pages featuring vintage photographs … and we show snowbirds how winter 2013 has started..
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life in May 2012

TI Life in May 2012

Did you see the super moon… you can imagine what it looked like rising and setting over the Thousand Islands. Magnificent. This month we present a miracle in photographs, professional golfing news, warn about ticks, question water levels and more…
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life May 1st - Special edition, "One in a Thousand"

TI Life May 1st - Special edition, "One in a Thousand"

When I learned that Ian Coristine was writing a new book I got excited. As perhaps one of his most devoted fans (his contributions to Thousand Islands Life are immeasurable), I decided...
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life’s Gifts in December

TI Life’s Gifts in December

As a gift in December we present History, Poetry, Diving Escapades and 22 Photographs by Thousand Islands photographers. We also pay tribute to Don Ross, new "Keeper of the Islands" and to the late John King and Captain Richard (F.E.) Fawcett. Enjoy this issue and please forward it to a friend.
by: Susan W. Smith
Thousand Islands Life in January 2011

Thousand Islands Life in January 2011

In December, we received Dan Denney’s "Through the Ice - a Tale of Survival". Not only does he explain how dangerous it can be to drive on river and/or lake ice, he gives us techniques for survival which he had to learn the hard way! January's issue also presents history, photographs and more...
by: Susan W. Smith
TI Life’s Summer’s End, September

TI Life’s Summer’s End, September

Yes summer is almost over, but what a great one we have had! Throughout the summer we collected photographs from our readers both on "TI Life" and from our Facebook site, and we share some here. We also congratulate Ian Coristine for winning a 2010 Benny Award for his book, "The very best of Ian Coristine's 1000 Islands"...
by: Susan W. Smith
And More…

And More…

Yes, we have more news.  National Geographic Event…Sea-Doo Ride...Boat Parade… and a Wedding Celebration. David Do...
by: Susan W. Smith
Long Exposure Photography by Douglas Day

Long Exposure Photography by Douglas Day

About a month ago, I uploaded the photograph below, on the TI Life’s facebook page.  Readers suggested I used Photo...
by: Douglas Day
The Wind in the Islands, by Scott Ouderkirk

The Wind in the Islands, by Scott Ouderkirk

I was reading The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame for the umpteenth time, and all I could think about was that I ...
by: Scott Ouderkirk
Hunting for Fishermen in the 1000 Islands

Hunting for Fishermen in the 1000 Islands

Editor’s Note: In late March of this year I received an email from Rod Anstee.  He collects photograph albums and...
by: Rod Anstee
Just some more pictures – 130 years ago

Just some more pictures – 130 years ago

The pictures you are about see can be traced back to A. C. McIntyre, but they are not photographs as we know them today....
by: Robert L. Matthews
Janet Sullins: River Queen of Arts

Janet Sullins: River Queen of Arts

Most people who live or visit the Thousand Islands have seen River Artist: Janet Sullins’ photographs.   They ...
by: Kathi McCarthy
Not Just Black & White

Not Just Black & White

We are used to seeing beautiful color photographs of the Thousand Islands. The brilliant blue skies and green islands of...
by: Chris Murray
Bruce Dana, A River Photographer

Bruce Dana, A River Photographer

It was serendipitous that TI Life heard about local nature and wildlife photographer Bruce Dana. Bruce first introduced ...
by: Patty Mondore
The Orsula on Christmas Day

The Orsula on Christmas Day

From December 25, 2013 to December 30, 2013 the Bulk Carrier Orsula was stranded at Tibbetts Point...
by: Dennis McCarthy and Khris Hunt
Season’s Greetings–Photo Contest 2013

Season’s Greetings–Photo Contest 2013

Editor’s Note: Season's Greetings for 2013. We asked our readers to submit their very best photographs of the Thousa...
by: Ian Coristine
The River’s Spell

The River’s Spell

When you talk about The River here in the Thousand Islands, no further explanation is required. Why? Because it might as...
by: Kim Lunman
Wings Like Eagles

Wings Like Eagles

When I was young, one of my favorite verses went like this: "They who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They ...
by: Patty Mondore
Pictures of the Thousand Islands, circa 1886

Pictures of the Thousand Islands, circa 1886

These Thousand Island pictures, taken over one hundred twenty five years ago, are a treasure to be shared. They are sca...
by: Robert L. Matthews
A Gift from Brockville

A Gift from Brockville

Winters grasp begins to take hold. The boaters are long gone, either to a distant land or are squirreled away inside, be...
by: Michael Chahley
Get Ready for the 2013 Photo Contest…

Get Ready for the 2013 Photo Contest…

Thousand Islands Life Magazine’s second annual Christmas photo contest is upon us. Why Christmas? Because the winners’ a...
by: Ian Coristine
Daydreams of My River

Daydreams of My River

The River is my lover… I believe I can speak those words intimately because the beautiful St Lawrence River is big enoug...
by: Dudley E. Danielson
Photography by Joseph T. Meirose IV

Photography by Joseph T. Meirose IV

Sometimes we see a beautiful photograph and think, “I wish that I could take photographs like that”. Well, that’s what I...
by: Susan W. Smith
Just where in the heck is Redwood, NY?..

Just where in the heck is Redwood, NY?..

It was back in November 2011 that I first  published  “Just where in the heck is Redwood, NY?..What's in Redwo...
by: "Johnny Truesdell's ABay.com"
“HISTORY Carved Out of Wood”, Lakeland Boating

“HISTORY Carved Out of Wood”, Lakeland Boating

The St. Lawrence River town of Clayton, New York overlooking the Thousand Islands has a claim to fame other than being a...
by: Kim Lunman
A Boater's Perspective

A Boater's Perspective

I’d like to share some insights as a boater of the Thousand Islands. I’m not talking about day boaters or island hoppers...
by: Tim Kocher
“Tails of Thousand Island Park” Coming soon

“Tails of Thousand Island Park” Coming soon

I met Ann Davis in the Thousand Island Pavilion last month..
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
TILT’s Photo Contest Winners

TILT’s Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Thousand Island Land Trust’s (TILT) 2013 Instagram photo contest! The contest i...
by: Corinne Mockler
2013 or 1913? Photo essay by Ian Coristine

2013 or 1913? Photo essay by Ian Coristine

Wednesday, June 4th, 2013 – or is it?  The calendar may be correct, but the scenery told another story.  More ...
by: Ian Coristine
Clayton’s visitors, Photo essay by Janet Sullins

Clayton’s visitors, Photo essay by Janet Sullins

As Brockville was preparing for the arrival of 14 tall ships, Clayton was ready for another 3 to arrive as part of the 2...
by: Janet Sullins
Photographs from Mother’s Day 2013

Photographs from Mother’s Day 2013

On May 12, 2013, we took the Rockport Boat Line’s Mother’s Day Cruise and Brunch.  We were inside, so the cold didn...
by: Kathi and Dennis McCarthy
Nature/Outdoor Photography… may be just what you’ve been looking for!

Nature/Outdoor Photography… may be just what you’ve been looking for!

For River folks of all ages the world of nature and all of its beauty is literally waiting just outside your door. ...
by: Bill Munro
1000 Islands 130 Years Ago

1000 Islands 130 Years Ago

There are times in one’s life when the stars seem to be in alignment and maybe this to be one of those times.  It i...
by: Robert L. Matthews, narrated by Jan Eliot
Well Worth the Wait…

Well Worth the Wait…

It was about 45 years ago, give or take a few years, when I first visited the Thousand Islands. I was about 7 or 8 years...
by: Tim Kocher
Season’s Greetings– Photo Contest

Season’s Greetings– Photo Contest

I love this shot! It really immerses me in the place - a place I immediately want to be. I love the contrasting light...
by: Ian Coristine
Photo Tribute to the Cape Vincent Seaway Pilots

Photo Tribute to the Cape Vincent Seaway Pilots

Just imagine yourself being one of the Seaway River Pilots stationed in Cape Vincent and you are scheduled for duty to g...
by: Martin Zonnenberg
Rare Encounters

Rare Encounters

A few weeks ago, just before closing the island for the season, I awoke to a scene I had never seen before. Just beyond ...
by: Ian Coristine
Photographing Lost Channel

Photographing Lost Channel

After I developed my passion for photography I resisted for years taking pictures while in the Islands.
by: Chris Murray
I am proud to be known as "The Ship Watcher."

I am proud to be known as "The Ship Watcher."

Editor’s Note:  On May 30, Michael Folsom published this message on his website Ship Watcher Blog.  Michael is...
by: Michael Folsom
Sneak Preview… Kim’s “Island Life Magazine”

Sneak Preview… Kim’s “Island Life Magazine”

Kim Lunman, the owner and publisher of Island Life, founded the annual glossy magazine in 2009. The writer and photograp...
by: Susan W. Smith
Capturing a Miracle…

Capturing a Miracle…

A female wood duck left her nesting box and landed right underneath her box. She started to make a very special kind of call, very softly...
by: Martin Zonnenberg
The River Runs Through This

The River Runs Through This

How it all began… Caroline and I have all of Ian Coristine’s books. We hadn't met Ian but I was always envious when his...
by: Doug McLellan
Detroit Photographic Co. – continued

Detroit Photographic Co. – continued

Early postcard scenes of the Canadian Thousand Islands published by the Detroit Photographic Co.
by: Robert L. Matthews
T I Collectables, Part IV, Detroit Postcards

T I Collectables, Part IV, Detroit Postcards

If you collect Thousand Islands memorabilia, my guess is that your first purchase might have been a postcard.
by: Robert L. Matthews
Judith Butler’s Camera

Judith Butler’s Camera

“I’m flattered when someone likes my photographs but it’s hard to take a bad picture in the Thousand Islands. Take your ...
by: Susan W. Smith
Discovering the Box Stove Wreck…

Discovering the Box Stove Wreck…

I'm not sure why shipwrecks fascinate me. Maybe it's because I watched a boat sink while standing on my parent's beach i...
by: Dennis McCarthy
TI Collectables Part II, Four Track Series Brochures

TI Collectables Part II, Four Track Series Brochures

I had no idea as to its value and asked the dealer the price. She held up two fingers but did she mean two dollars, twenty dollars or two hundred dollars?
by: Robert L. Matthews
Seeing Underwater…

Seeing Underwater…

“So spooky to see boats just sitting on the bottom, waiting for the end of time”, was the reaction of one of the visitor...
by: Kathi and Dennis McCarthy
Thanks to Tom French History Comes in 3-D

Thanks to Tom French History Comes in 3-D

“My Mom and I have this collection of stereograph cards, and we want to share it,” Tom French told me over the telephone...
by: Susan W. Smith
Ship!

Ship!

SHIP! It’s a game we started when my husband retired nine years ago. It’s nothing original. We actually got the idea fro...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Stereoviews–New Book Features River History in 3-D

Stereoviews–New Book Features River History in 3-D

For almost 150 years, the photos of Alexander Carson McIntyre, or A.C. as he was known, have been telling the story of the early history of the 1000 Islands as it became a tourist destination.
by: Tom French
Going, Going, Almost Gone…

Going, Going, Almost Gone…

In April, the website ABay.com published photographs of the crumbling boathouse on Ina Island.  The author, aka Joh...
by: Susan W. Smith
Creating Passion and Voices…

Creating Passion and Voices…

In the spring of 2000 my husband, Doug Girvin, and I moved to the Islands.  By summer we’d become 1000 Islands boat...
by: Linda Gayle Ross
A Picture Window onto Paradise

A Picture Window onto Paradise

I met many interesting people around the park but one particular gentleman stands out in my mind. Joe Pullaw was an old river rat, probably sixty years my senior...
by: Tom King
Kathi and Dennis McCarthy’s Discoveries …

Kathi and Dennis McCarthy’s Discoveries …

Dennis McCarthy inspects one of the frames of the "Iroquoise" in 80 feet of water off Niagara Shoal.
by: Susan W. Smith
More Nostalgic Vessels

More Nostalgic Vessels

I dug into the family archives and found some more great pictures of interesting and memorable boats that plied both the American..
by: Tom King
Gananoque Boat Line–Photo Memories

Gananoque Boat Line–Photo Memories

Having grown up in Gananoque I was introduced to the joys of boating on the St. Lawrence River at an early age. My Dad, ...
by: Tom King
John Street’s Holiday Photographs

John Street’s Holiday Photographs

Meet John Street – communications expert by profession from San Diego, California and a Thousand Island resident in the ...
by: Susan W. Smith
A (Book) Celebration

A (Book) Celebration

A new book includes Canada's St. Lawrence Islands National Park...
by: Susan W. Smith
Thousands of Island Images

Thousands of Island Images

Thousand (1000) Islands Images is exactly what Paul and Lil have been pursuing...
by: Michael Folsom
Ian’s Wallpaper Puzzle

Ian’s Wallpaper Puzzle

Who knows the correct answer? If you are a “subscriber” to TI Life, then from November to April, Canadian photographer ...
by: Susan W. Smith
Bill Munro’s camera “is there… “

Bill Munro’s camera “is there… “

Bill Munro, a photographer with a keen eye, has a simple-and-sensible philosophy about taking pictures: To get great pic...
by: Susan W. Smith
Chris Murray’s photography

Chris Murray’s photography

One of my favorite locations to photograph in the Islands is along Crooked Creek, located about a mile east of Kring Point ...
by: Chris Murray
Martin Zonnenberg’s Hobby

Martin Zonnenberg’s Hobby

When TI Life received a photograph of an Osprey fishing for his dinner, we immediately looked for the source.  We d...
by: Susan W. Smith
River Memories

River Memories

I captained the old Snider 1000 Islands tour boats from 1978 to 1980...
by: Paul Reilly
Ships and Clicks

Ships and Clicks

The Thousand Islands region is filled with picturesque settings, making it a photographer’s heaven. This photographer ho...
by: Michael Folsom
“The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands”

“The Summer Cottage: Retreats of the 1000 Islands”

As the jacket notes describe: "most charming...
by: Susan W. Smith
2nd Annual The Glass River: A Winter Photography Exhibition

2nd Annual The Glass River: A Winter Photography Exhibition

In its second year and with over sixty entries the current winter exhibition at the Arts Center is a showcase of photos ...
by: Rebecca Hopfinger
Photographs by Andy King

Photographs by Andy King

Last year we discovered the photography of Andrew B King, (January 2009) who lives on Black Duck Island (Admiralty Islan...
by: Andrew B. King
D. F. Baker Photography

D. F. Baker Photography

D.F. (Dani) Baker and her partner, David Belding, are the owners of  "Cross Island Farms" - one of the region's bes...
by: Susan W. Smith
Kathy Kempson’s Seasons

Kathy Kempson’s Seasons

Random thoughts and photographs about our not so random seasons. If you are reading this, chances are you have visited...
by: Kathy Kempson
Saying Goodbye to the River

Saying Goodbye to the River

Dudley Danielson is a man who has done just about everything in life, working as a (talented) professional photographer...
by: Ian Coristine
"Lakeland Boating's" Tribute to the Islands

"Lakeland Boating's" Tribute to the Islands

In March we announced that Ian Coristine's photographs were featured in the March
by: Susan W. Smith
The Glass River: A Winter Photography Exhibition

The Glass River: A Winter Photography Exhibition

The images below were part of a first-time exhibition titled "The Glass River"
by: Rebecca Hopfinger
Skates, Hockey Sticks and a Puck

Skates, Hockey Sticks and a Puck

I have absolutely no doubt this scene was played out on countless waterways and lakes in the area. The fact that it took...
by: Steve Hornsby
Photographs in the Lake Fleet

Photographs in the Lake Fleet

For the formative years of my career I shot news and documentary programming on 16mm film and later tape. It was the bes...
by: Doug McLellan
Photography by Andy King

Photography by Andy King

Andy King spends most of the summer on Black Duck Island in the Admiralty Islands.  We say "most" because Andy also...
by: Susan W. Smith
Readers' Exchange, November 2008

Readers' Exchange, November 2008

Hello,  Thank you for the great content you give us on Thousand Islands Life. The photos make you feel like you ar...
by: Susan W. Smith
Fishing Trophy Photographs

Fishing Trophy Photographs

Nevada and Steele Williams, who landed the black bass at Millens Bay in August, 2007
by: Mike Franklin
Photographs by Ian McAcadie

Photographs by Ian McAcadie

"I am quite honored and thank you in advance for the opportunity to submit so many to the magazine, I enjoy reading thro...
by: Paul Malo
Photography, Recent work of Dudley Danielson

Photography, Recent work of Dudley Danielson

“It is as clear in my mind as this morning's newspaper headline: I had just turned ten and for my birthday that year, Ap...
by: Paul Malo
Jan Brabant's Kayaking Photographs

Jan Brabant's Kayaking Photographs

For the intrepid, the river is a place for all seasons. Several photographs shared by Jan Brabant recall an early April ...
by: Paul Malo
Bill Hecht Photographs, April 2008

Bill Hecht Photographs, April 2008

  Aerial photography by Bill Hecht.  Complied by Paul Malo, April 2008  
by: Paul Malo
Photography Pete Medcalf

Photography Pete Medcalf

Pete Medcalf lives on Hill Island, near the Thousand Islands Bridge. The Medcalf family cruised the Thousand Islands on ...
by: Paul Malo
Aerial Infrared Photographs

Aerial Infrared Photographs

These gorgeous images, appearing like abstract paintings, were photographed on infared film in order to show the changin...
by: Paul Malo
Photography by Patty Mondore

Photography by Patty Mondore

As an avid (some might say obsessed) kayaker, I feel fortunate to have been able to get up close and personal with my li...
by: Paul Malo
Ian Coristine's Galleries

Ian Coristine's Galleries

Ian Coristine, the preeminent photographer of the Thousand Islands, produces pictures professionally. He derives revenue...
by: Paul Malo
Recent photographs by Kathy Kempson

Recent photographs by Kathy Kempson

I was initially drawn into the bay by the sight of a heron hunting there. The mist and the early morning light and still...
by: Paul Malo
New Publication Wins International Award

New Publication Wins International Award

  Competing against nearly 7,500 entries, Ian Coristine's latest publication received a Premier Print Award.  ...
by: Paul Malo
Rex Ennis' Book Project

Rex Ennis' Book Project

For several years Rex (Rexford M.) Ennis of Grindstone Island has been compiling research for a biography of Charles Goo...
by: Paul Malo
Stephanie L. Woods' Brockville Photographs

Stephanie L. Woods' Brockville Photographs

Photographs of Brockville by Brockville resident, Stephanie L Woods.  2007  King Street Old Post Office ...
by: Paul Malo
Historic Post Cards

Historic Post Cards

A new publication presents a collection of Thousand Islands images from the past. Dudley Danielson, known to many of us ...
by: Paul Malo
Paul Malo's Carleton Villa Life

Paul Malo's Carleton Villa Life

  In 2006 Paul Malo shared a collection of Carleton Villa photographs.  These historic photographs have been ...
by: Paul Malo